FC Dallas Homegrown forward Coy Craft and former academy midfielder Martin Salas have been called up to play for head coach Tab Ramos as the new U-20 U.S. Men's National Team cycle begins for the U-20 World Cup two years from now.
Craft and Salas were named to the 23-player roster U.S. Soccer announced earlier today to represent the United States in Serbia during the Stevan Vilotic-Cele Tournament.
The minutes will be good for Craft as he has struggled to see time this season for FC Dallas. Salas has been with FCD for years and begins his freshman season with North Carolina this year. Midfielder Alex Zendejas is another FCD player that will feature prominently for the U-20s in the future. For now, he will be busy playing with the U-17s in the U-17 World Cup.
The group begins training on August 30th in Subotica. The U.S. starts play against Serbia on September 3rd, before traveling to Senta to play France on September 4th. The U-20s will finish play on September 7th in a placement match.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Christian Herrera (Real Monarchs; Las Cruces, N.M.), Justin Vom Steeg (Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.), Nicholas Hinds (Seattle Sounders FC; Seattle, Wash.), Andrew Lombard (Northeastern; Montclair, N.J.), Christian Onalfo (LA Galaxy; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting KC; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Pablo Pelaez (Seattle Sounders FC; San Diego, Calif.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.),
MIDFIELDERS (8): Amir Bashti (Stanford; Cupertino, Calif.), Collin Fernandez ( Chicago Fire, Downers Grove, Ill.), Cameron Lindley (Chicago Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Abuchi Obinwa (Hannover 96; Orlando, Fla.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Chicago Magic PSG; Libertyville, Ill.), Martin Salas (North Carolina; Dallas, Texas), Kyle Scott (Chelsea; Winterbourne, Bristol), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew SC; Grove City, Ohio)
FORWARDS (5): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders FC; Des Moines, Wash.), Nebojsa Popovic (Saint Louis FC; Loznica, Serbia), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Casa Grande, Ariz.)